22 Things I’ve Learned in 22 Years (Sort Of)

I find when I write articles on things I've learned from over the years, it's not literal in the sense that I've learned it exactly in those years, because I feel like learning is an ongoing journey. I still remember when I was 15, it was my favourite age. I'm not sure why, but at … Continue reading 22 Things I’ve Learned in 22 Years (Sort Of)

Fives Ways I Can Relate To Eva Green

It feels a little strange to write about a person you don't know and have never met, and the only way I feel that I can relate to Eva is from her films and interviews. I adore Eva as an actress, and I admire her in being so unashamedly herself and playing such interesting roles. … Continue reading Fives Ways I Can Relate To Eva Green

My Journey And Relationship With Food

I was watching the video below by It's Jcanana. I could relate to what she was saying, and it made me think of my own journey with food. As it's something so personal, it's easy for other's to think from the outside "Why should you be self conscious, you're quite slim." I really wanted to … Continue reading My Journey And Relationship With Food

The Art Of Writing On A Piece Of Paper

An action I appreciate so deeply is when someone takes the time to sit down to write a letter or a card. I find that there is somewhat a lost art of writing on a piece of paper, writing a letter to a loved one or making a card for someone. I appreciate a written … Continue reading The Art Of Writing On A Piece Of Paper

The Survival Guide To Living Without Your Phone

The title may sound slightly dramatic, but it's very common that most people couldn't leave the house without their phone or they aren't able to go without their phone for a day. It makes me think about when I was younger, we would normally ask our friends at school if they would like to come … Continue reading The Survival Guide To Living Without Your Phone

Life Is About The Journey Not The Destination

It's 11pm, and I'm normally an early sleeper, but I am currently writing this in my diary (which I thought I would now post on my blog). The words "It's about the journey, not the destination" rings so much truth. I think of when I used to perform, the hours of practice that one does … Continue reading Life Is About The Journey Not The Destination

Instagram Diary And Life Without A Phone

How do you survive without your phone for a week? Leave the house without putting your phone in your bag. It was a wonderful experiment to try, after I read Womankind Magazine's post on the smartphone challenge. I realised when I didn't use my phone for a week, how much I didn't need it. Most of the … Continue reading Instagram Diary And Life Without A Phone

It’s All About Your Heart Not Your Scars

A beautiful soul was telling me about how true leaders are those who use their heart, their head and their gut. The most important one is the heart. She shared with me how she has spent so many years in the business industry, an industry dominated by men, and there is a sense of restriction … Continue reading It’s All About Your Heart Not Your Scars

The Reason Asians Carry Umbrellas In The Sun

When I'm living in Taipei, I feel like it's completely normal to put up an umbrella when the sun is out. It's very common in many Asian countries, such as China, Taiwan, Japan and Korea. On Summer days like today, the sun can be very harsh in Auckland, and I tend to use an umbrella … Continue reading The Reason Asians Carry Umbrellas In The Sun

Actions Speak Louder Than Words

It's important to look at what someone does, more than what they say. As you grow older, you realise the deeper meaning of the well known saying that actions speak louder than words. When I was younger, I was very trustworthy of what other people said, and I liked to think everyone was a good … Continue reading Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Growing Up As An Asian In New Zealand

Everyone has a different experience growing up, and we have a mixture of cultures in New Zealand. This is sort of a continuation of thoughts and experiences from my previous post here. A little background about me is that I was born and raised in New Zealand, and spent most of my life living by … Continue reading Growing Up As An Asian In New Zealand

The Driving Standards In Taiwan Need To Improve

In any city, driving safely and responsibly should always, always be an obvious requirement. I wanted to focus this article specifically on Taipei, because recently a very close person near and dear to my heart was nearly killed by a driver in Taipei after being hit. It is a huge, often overlooked and ignored aspect of … Continue reading The Driving Standards In Taiwan Need To Improve

The Life We Lived Before Social Media

The times have changed in how we interact with others on a daily basis. If you grew up before social media escalated and became increasingly popular, you'll remember how interactions were far different to how they are now. We used the telephone at home to talk to friends, we would go next door to play … Continue reading The Life We Lived Before Social Media

The Fringeless Life And Thoughts On Acne

If you asked me "So, how's life without a fringe?" I would reply "Oh it's really quite great, thank you." The photo below was when I dyed my hair for the first (and last) time, and I realised it wasn't for me soon after I started missing my natural black hair. Growing up, I had … Continue reading The Fringeless Life And Thoughts On Acne

How To Fall In Love With Yourself

Happy New Year to my dear fellow bloggers. Wishing you all a beautiful year ahead filled with wonderful memories, and thank you from the bottom of my heart for supporting me and following my online journey.  I was looking back at the first post I wrote in 2017, and it was a post about love. … Continue reading How To Fall In Love With Yourself

The To Do List We Should Tick Off Everyday

It was Boxing day yesterday, and as I walked in Albany shopping mall there was an ocean wave of people inside. There were big sale signs everywhere from 30, 50 to 70% off. It really confirmed my thoughts on how sales tend to cause us to over buy and perhaps too often it can make … Continue reading The To Do List We Should Tick Off Everyday

When You’re Asian And More Fluent In English

I was born and raised in New Zealand, and even though my grammar still has room for improvement (note my use of commas), English has always been one of my favourite subject at school. I love writing essays, reading novels and have always had a love of the language. My mother tongue is Chinese, as … Continue reading When You’re Asian And More Fluent In English

How To Consume Less And Live More Abundantly

We live in a consumer society that tells us that more is not enough, and that we are always constantly needing more. We need to update our technology, buy this product to be happy and wear this to fit in. There is so much clothing, technology, food and so forth that are disposed of in … Continue reading How To Consume Less And Live More Abundantly

The Wonderful Alternatives To Dairy Milk

After watching the documentary 'Cowspiracy' on Netflix, it really opened my eyes to the behind the scenes of the animal agricultural industry. It makes you realise how much advertising sways us away from the core truth, because within food advertisements, the food is taken and so far removed from the animal itself, that we don't … Continue reading The Wonderful Alternatives To Dairy Milk